What does ewe mean?

Definitions for eweˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ewe(noun)

    a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana

  2. Ewe(noun)

    a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin

  3. ewe(noun)

    female sheep


  1. ewe(Noun)

    A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.

  2. Ewe(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Ewe people or language.

  3. Ewe(ProperNoun)

    An ethnic group who inhabit southeastern Ghana, Togo and Benin.

  4. Ewe(ProperNoun)

    The Niger-Congo language, belonging to the Gbe family, spoken by these people.

  5. Origin: from eowu, from awjōs, oblique form of (compare Old English eow ‘sheep’), from h₂ówis ‘sheep’ (compare oí, ovis, Tocharian B aw, avis ‘ewe’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ewe(noun)

    the female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals

  2. Origin: [AS. ewu; akin to D. ooi, OHG. awi, ouwi, Icel. r, Goth. awi a flock of sheep, awistr a sheepfold, Lith. avis a sheep, L. ovis, Gr. 'o`i:s, Skr. avi. 231.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ewe

    ū, n. a female sheep.—ns. Ewe′-cheese, cheese made from the milk of ewes; Ewe′-lamb, a female lamb: a poor man's one possession—used in reference to 2 Sam. xii.; Ewe′-neck, of horses, a thin hollow neck.—adj. Ewe′-necked. [A.S. eowu; cf. L. ovis, Gr. oïs, Sans, avi, a sheep.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ewe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ewe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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